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The amazing story of quantum mechanics : a math-free exploration of the science that made our world  Cover Image Book Book

The amazing story of quantum mechanics : a math-free exploration of the science that made our world / James Kakalios.

Summary:

Most of us are unaware of how much we depend on quantum mechanics on a day-to-day basis. Using illustrations and examples from science fiction pulp magazines and comic books, this book explains the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics that underlie the world we live in. It takes a look at the amazing technologies of the 21st century, and how quantum mechanics made them possible. -- From publisher description.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781592404797 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1592404790
  • Physical Description: xv, 318 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books, c2010.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-301) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Quantum physics? You're soaking in it! -- Tales to astonish. Quantum mechanics in three easy steps ; Photons at the beach ; Fearful symmetry ; It's all done with magnets -- Challengers of the unknown. Wave functions all the way down ; The equation that made the future! ; The uncertainty principle made easy ; Why so blue, Dr. Manhattan?-- Tales of the atomic knights. Our friend, the atom ; Radioactive man ; Man of the atom -- Weird science stories. Every man for himself ; All for one and one for all -- Modern mechanics and inventions. Quantum invisible "ink" ; Death rays and DVDs ; The one-way door ; Big changes come in small packages ; Spintronics ; A window on inner space -- The world of tomorrow. Coming attractions ; Seriously, where's my jet pack? -- Journey into mystery.
Subject: Quantum theory > Miscellanea.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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24514. ‡aThe amazing story of quantum mechanics : ‡ba math-free exploration of the science that made our world / ‡cJames Kakalios.
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300 . ‡axv, 318 p. : ‡bill. ; ‡c24 cm.
520 . ‡aMost of us are unaware of how much we depend on quantum mechanics on a day-to-day basis. Using illustrations and examples from science fiction pulp magazines and comic books, this book explains the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics that underlie the world we live in. It takes a look at the amazing technologies of the 21st century, and how quantum mechanics made them possible. -- From publisher description.
5050 . ‡aQuantum physics? You're soaking in it! -- Tales to astonish. Quantum mechanics in three easy steps ; Photons at the beach ; Fearful symmetry ; It's all done with magnets -- Challengers of the unknown. Wave functions all the way down ; The equation that made the future! ; The uncertainty principle made easy ; Why so blue, Dr. Manhattan?-- Tales of the atomic knights. Our friend, the atom ; Radioactive man ; Man of the atom -- Weird science stories. Every man for himself ; All for one and one for all -- Modern mechanics and inventions. Quantum invisible "ink" ; Death rays and DVDs ; The one-way door ; Big changes come in small packages ; Spintronics ; A window on inner space -- The world of tomorrow. Coming attractions ; Seriously, where's my jet pack? -- Journey into mystery.
504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 271-301) and index.
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